How To Transform Your Thanksgiving Leftovers 
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How To Transform Your Thanksgiving Leftovers 

Leftovers are an inevitable part of Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean you have to eat cold turkey & mashed potatoes for the rest of the weekend. Instead, turn your leftovers into soup, pot pie, milkshakes, sandwiches and more. Here are some of our favorite recipes from the #feedfeed community to get you started!   

1. Leftover Turkey Enchilada Quinoa Soup

Photo and recipe by @halfbakedharvest

I love the idea of this hearty turkey soup for a post-Thanksgiving meal that will easily feed all of your guests. Quinoa adds a chili-like texture, and fried tortilla chips add the perfect crunch. 

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2. Acorn Squash Filled with Stuffing

Get some extra mileage out of your stuffing by adding it to roasted acorn squash halves for an easy, nourishing meal. Don't have a stuffing recipe yet? Try our feedfeed original Wild Mushroom and Leek Stuffing, pictured here (can be made vegan & gluten free). 

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3. Mushroom, Spinach & Turkey Quiche with Stuffing Crust

Photo and recipe by @whitneybond

This Thanksgiving leftovers quiche recipe is perfectly adaptable to whichever ingredients you prefer. Fill it with leftover roasted veggies, turkey, or whatever else you have too much of. 

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4. Butter Pecan Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Photo and recipe by @butterbeready

That's right, this milkshake actually contains an entire piece of leftover pumpkin pie! We can't think of a more delicious way to consume pie leftovers. (You can also try this same concept with apple or pecan pie!)

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5. Turkey & Sage Pot Pie

Photo and recipe by @rushyama

If you're not sick of pie yet, try out this gorgeous Pot Pie recipe that utilizes leftover turkey, veggies and gravy, all encased in a sourdough buttermilk crust. 

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6. Leftover Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Photo and recipe by @chris_sharedappetite

Sweet tooth? Turn your brunch into these decadent cinnamon rolls with leftover apple pie filling and vanilla glaze. 

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7. Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich

Photo by @cookingwithcocktailrings

And, of course, you can always transform your leftovers into a towering sandwich; no recipe needed. Simply stack leftover cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing & gravy between two toasted buns or bread slices and enjoy. 

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